Best Acoustic Drum VST Plugin?

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1248 posts since 23 Jan, 2022

Post Sat May 27, 2023 1:19 am

Extreme DrumSynth is the best
dead unfortunately, i have fully functional demo though ... c_sidekick
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2840 posts since 25 Feb, 2005

Post Sat May 27, 2023 4:02 pm

Handy drums sounds the most realistic to me and I've got pretty much all of them.

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2663 posts since 8 Dec, 2008 from Global Cowboy

Post Sat May 27, 2023 4:47 pm

BFD3 🌞
No auto tune...

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2160 posts since 10 Jul, 2008 from Orbit SW US

Post Sat May 27, 2023 5:28 pm

this plug in is my fav acoustic drum vst.

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Not sure if i agree on one of the best but really it's a matter of degree. i like it a lot and the other version on Exposure which i actually heard before i heard the og.

jamcat wrote: Fri Apr 14, 2023 1:03 pm ...
This is the problem when people install a plugin and play with it for 5 minutes to make a snap judgement without even bothering to read the manual.
this^ it makes it difficult discerning what is/isn't accurate in the comments here.
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2 posts since 18 Jun, 2023

Post Sat Jun 17, 2023 5:28 pm

but NI is good enough IMO

2786 posts since 22 Mar, 2006 from cornwall

Post Sun Jun 18, 2023 12:14 pm

I’ve noticed XLN Audio have hinted at AD3 is coming on the Instagram page!

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8181 posts since 2 Aug, 2005 from Guitar Land, USA

Post Sun Jun 18, 2023 1:33 pm

martiu wrote: Sat May 27, 2023 1:19 am Extreme DrumSynth is the best
dead unfortunately, i have fully functional demo though ... c_sidekick
This is also the only one I use. I have 4 builds of it, the old ones sound cooler. It gets pretty crazy when you use square wave with toms.
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2 posts since 26 Apr, 2023

Post Mon Jun 19, 2023 12:26 pm

Hertz Drums. Now use only it

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453 posts since 13 Mar, 2018

Post Mon Jun 19, 2023 12:39 pm

Boy Wonder wrote: Tue Apr 11, 2023 9:46 pm The enduring popularity of acoustic drum plugins has always intrigued me. I say that because a lot of popular music uses drum machine sounds (mainly 808, 909, etc.), and bands use real drummers. Which recordings were released with acoustic drum plugins?
Not exactly an answer to your question, but there are other use cases where they come very handy. I produce music for indie videogames from time to time. Hiring a drummer and recording in studio is most times way over budget, and quite often too time consuming for the project scope.

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